August 7, 2018
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. You've been out for a while. You're healthy again?
CAROL ZHAO: Yeah, I've been battling this elbow injury for about likes three months. I took some time off. I've been working really hard on rehab and stuff. Then, yeah, unfortunately yesterday I had a little accident. Yeah, I wasn't able to perform physically 100%, which is a bit of a shame. But I gave it my all out there.
Q. She jumped on you right in the beginning. I think she had four aces in the first two games.
CAROL ZHAO: Yeah, I mean, it's never easy to play against a good player like that, especially when you're short on match play. She's putting a lot of pressure on your service games.
Yeah, she's a top-20 player, so...
Q. When you get to play those top-50 players like that, do you see these games as a measuring stick?
CAROL ZHAO: Yeah, sure. I mean, every match is an individual entity, I guess. For sure, you get to see, like, a high level. She played well at Wimbledon, I think. She's in good form, yeah.
Q. To have an opportunity to play in the Rogers Cup, have a match go like that, how are you feeling right now?
CAROL ZHAO: Yeah, first and foremost I would have loved to be 100% healthy, been able to give my best that way. But always grateful for an opportunity to play here. Hopefully next time will be better.
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